34 | Pretty Little Studio

Hey there friends! During the months of April & May I was a Guest Designer for Pretty Little Studio, and I created projects using the XOXO Collection designed by Hello Heather. I’m now going to share those projects here over the next 8 weeks, so today I have my first layout to share with you that I created.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pretty Little Studio XOXO Collection.

I started with a white cardstock background that already had my journaling printed on the right hand side. I then added a wash of light blue acrylic paint. I positioned the Cross My Heart Patterned Paper and the same design in vellum over the jounaling. I then stitched down the very edge of the patterned paper and vellum to create a flap. I’ve recently turned 34 and this layout is all about my goals for this year. I don’t mind if people read the journaling, but I didn’t want it to be on the forefront of the layout. I also had much more to say than I usually do, so hiding it under the flap was the perfect solution.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pretty Little Studio XOXO Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pretty Little Studio XOXO Collection.

I then adhered my photos to the layout-all while keeping in mind that I need to be able to flip this layer up in order to see the journaling hidden underneath. Speaking about the photos, this is only the second time I’ve ever taken a selfie! The first time was a few years ago and I just snapped a quick selfie to text my husband a picture of my haircut. This is also the first time I’ve ever scrapbooked a photo just about me. To be honest, I feel a little vulnerable putting this out there for the world to see!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pretty Little Studio XOXO Collection.

I added a journaling tag behind one of the photos as a layer, a scattering of a few teal hearts and I also added a flair button. I also positioned multiple Floral Die Cuts by the photo and also peeking out from behind the layers. I felt like the layout needed a bit more texture so I stitched down the white cardstock on the left side of the paper layers. The title “34” was cut using my Cricut on one of the patterned papers included in the 8×8 Paper Pad.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Pretty Little Studio XOXO Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video to see how this layout came together. I also have an unboxing video of this collection if you’d like to take a look!

 Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me!

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Home is with Mom | The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends! I have a new layout to share with you today using the Wreathed in Love Cut File from The Cut Shoppe. The layout originally went up on the Blog on Mother’s Day so I thought it was fitting to create a layout all about my mom!

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Wreathed in Love Cut File & the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up Collection.

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the bottom portion of the cut file. I duplicated the images, flipped them vertically and then welded the images together to create a frame. [I have a step by step tutorial in my YouTube Process Video at the bottom of this post.]

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Wreathed in Love Cut File & the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up Collection. 12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Wreathed in Love Cut File & the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up Collection.

I cut the cut file on a patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up 12×12 Paper Pad. I originally thought that I was going to use Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink behind the cut file, but it wasn’t really the look I was going for. So I grabbed the ombre Patterned Paper #23 to use as the background which has a very similar color to the Seedless Preserves Ink.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Wreathed in Love Cut File & the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up Collection.

I fussy cut multiple flowers from the Pick Me Up Patterned Paper #2 to add around the photo. I also backed my photo with a navy blue color cardstock and tucked in a pattern from the Pick Me Up 6×6 Paper Pad for extra layers. For added embellishment I placed a couple butterfly Cardstock Stickers and Die Cuts around the photo. My title comes from a mixture of the Large Thickers and small White Foam Thickers from the Pick Me Up Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Wreathed in Love Cut File & the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Pick Me Up Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

While I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for many, I hope that you all had a day filled with peace and love!

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